Did you know Boma~ Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers free cookie decorating to kids of all ages every afternoon! Head to the restaurant at 1:30 for a 30 minute decorating session. Guests are provided with an animal shaped sugar cookie and decorating supplies such as icing and sprinkles.
Disney Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages can choose a Disney Dining Plan. The Disney Dining Plans offer guests the opportunity to pre pay for meals throughout their vacation at over 100 locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Currently, there are three types of Dining Plans:
- Disney Quick Service Dining Plan: Everyone in your party ages 3+ will receive 2 quick service meals and 2 snacks for each night of your package stay and a refillable mug that can be refilled at any self service beverage island at a Disney Resort hotel.
- Disney Dining Plan: Everyone in your party ages 3+ will receive 1 table service meal, 1 quick service meal and 2 snacks for each night of your package stay and a refillable mug that can be refilled at any self service beverage island at a Disney Resort hotel.
- Disney Deluxe Dining Plan: Everyone in your party ages 3+ will receive 3 meals (table service or quick service) and 2 snacks for each night of your package stay and a refillable mug that can be refilled at any self service beverage island at a Disney Resort hotel.
- Snacks: I think the snack options are my boys favorite part of the dining plan. Some of the many options are: ice cream, popsicles, popcorn, 12 oz. hot drinks, milk or juice, whole fruit, 20 oz. bottle and fountain drinks, bag of snacks.
- Quick Service Meals: Think of this as “fast food” where you order at a counter and find a seat. The quick service meals include 1 entree and 1 nonalcoholic beverage.
- Table Service Meals: These meals are what my boys call sit down meals where a waiter will take your order and bring your meal. Table service meals include 1 entree, 1 dessert, 1 nonalcoholic beverage OR 1 full buffet or family style meal. Breakfast is the same minus the dessert.
- Signature Dining and Dinner Shows: These restaurants offer a more upscale, elegant table service option and require 2 table service meal credits. Currently there are 18 signature dining restaurants and 3 dinner shows. You can see the complete list of restaurants at this link.
- Private In Room Dining/ Pizza Delivery: In Room Dining includes 1 entree, 1 dessert, and 1 nonalcoholic beverage. You will be charged 2 meals for each private in room dining meal ordered.
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Items that are more than a single serving (box of doughnuts, jar of peanut butter)
- Items served in a souvenir container (drinks, popcorn)
- Items sold from recreational rental counters
- Items considered to be merchandise (bottle toppers, glow cubes, bottle straps)
- Special dining events offered at certain Table service locations
An automatic 18% gratuity charge will be added to your bill for parties of 6 or more. An automatic gratuity charge may also be added to your bill for items you order that are not included in the Disney Dining Plan (such as alcoholic beverages).
Many of Disney’s Table Service restaurants book quickly, and reservations are highly recommended. You can reserve dining up to 180 days in advance online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. If you book your trip with me, I’ll be happy to wake up early 180 days prior to your trip to book your reservations for you!
The Fox and the Hound was next on our 2016 Disney Movie Resolution. We sat down and had a great Family Movie Night at the end of June. This movie was released on July 10, 1981. I’m pretty sure anyone who saw this movie in the 80s named their new puppy Copper. I always wanted a hound dog named Copper because of this movie and I’m still waiting!
In the movie Widow Tweed has a photo of Tod with his birthday cake when he was younger. This was the inspiration for our snack. While I would have loved to make a cake with “Happy Birthday Tod” on it, I ran out of time… cupcakes were so much easier!
For our snacks, we had Pooh’s honeycomb. I basically made Rice Krispy treats but substituted Honeycomb cereal for the Rice Krispies. Our second snack was Pooh’s mix. This mix had the following:
- Teddy Grahams- Pooh
- Gummy Bears- Pooh
- Cheeto’s- Tigger’s Tail
- Honeycomb cereal- Pooh’s honeycomb
- Cheddar Rabbits- Rabbit
- Mini Marshmallows- the fluffy white clouds in the movie
- M&Ms- to add color!
Robin Hood was our next movie in our 2016 New Year’s Movie Resolution. We actually watched this movie and had our movie night way back in June of 2016. This movie was released by Walt Disney Studios on November 8, 1973. My mom was actually pregnant with me when this came out! I vaguely remember seeing this movie as a child. I think I remember the book more than the movie.
My boys were familiar with the music because we have several of these songs on a Disney Movies CD we listen to in the car. Robin Hood was such a fun movie for my boys. My oldest had seen it but this was the first viewing for my youngest. Of course, they like the “bad guys” and want to shoot arrows. I knew this would be the case, so for our snack we had arrows and targets!
The Aristocats was released by Walt Disney Studios on December 24, 1970. Our family watched it on May 28, 2016 for the first time as a part of our 2016 New Year’s Resolution. Meeting Thomas O’Malley and Duchess was a treat. The story reminded me a bit of Lady and the Tramp… but with cats. The only thing we knew about this movie prior to watching it was the song, Everybody Wants To Be A Cat. Everything else was new- the characters, the storyline, everything. (Not sure how I missed this one in my childhood…)
Disney’s The Jungle Book was released on October 18, 1967. My boys and I watched this movie last May as part of our 2016 Disney New Year’s Resolution. While this was the first time my boys had seen the movie, they were already familiar with the story. They loved the movie even more because we had read the book so much and the songs are on so many of our “Disney mixed CDs”. The characters are fun and lovable and the songs are some of our favorites. “I wanna be like you-oo-oo”
This was a great movie for our family. Since my parents visited Walt Disney World prior to this movie night, we had new friends, King Louie and Baloo, to watch with us! We enjoyed curling up on the couch with our new stuffed animals eating our movie snack which was trail mix.
Jungle Trail Mix:Animal Crackers (jungle animals)
Green Twizzlers (vines)
Cheetos (tiger tails)
Gummy Bears (Baloo)
M&Ms (for color)
Popcorn (for crunch)